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1853 Cavalry Sword

1853 pattern Cavalry sword in original leather scabbard.

The blade is pitted but clean and sound. It appears to have been sharpened at some point in its life.

Hilt is solid ¸grip scales worn but firmly attached.

Blade length – 32.5´´ 82 cm¸ length over all in scabbard 39.5´´ (100cm) Weight of sword 1lb 15oz (0.87kg)

This sword is not quite what it seems. It is actually a slightly smaller variant of the British 1853 that was made for one of the northern Indian states. The hilt is stamped N.S BDA which I think stands for Baroda or Baruda¸ the second largest independent Indian kingdom under the British Raj after Hyderabad. The makers name Rodwell & Co London stamped on the ricasso. This company were a railway contractor and had a bulk contract to provide swords in the 1890s.

Steel mounted leather scabbard shows major traces of wear but no parts are missing. The scabbard is floppy and is reinforced with modern tape and splints.

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Price: £100 +£10 p&p

Nation Indian
Arm Cavalry
Model 1853
Hilt Type 3 Branches
Pommel Plain
Blade 1 Fuller
Circa 1890 to 1900

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